Be part of a musical revolution! I know it sounds cliche, but please keep reading. This is very exciting:
My friend Tara is part of an amazing youtube project where classical musicians upload audition videos of musical segments, and viewers vote on who they like best, sort of like "American Idol" or "Dancing with the Stars". Last year she got to play at the 2008 Grammys with the Foo Fighters as part of My Grammy Moment.
This year you can vote for her, and other talented folks from all over the world, to play a composition by Chinese composer Tan Dun, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas.
I think this is one of the most exciting and innovative combinations of youtube, the internet and pure musical talent bringing musicians together from all over the world.
Definitely check out some of the other musicians, there is a category for over a dozen instruments including contrabasson, harp, french horn, marimba, tuba and more!
Here is the message I got from Tara on how to vote. If you have any questions, let me know.
Last year it was the Grammy's -- this year, it's Carnegie Hall!! :) One year ago, many of you helped me play at the Grammy Awards by voting for me on You Tube. Are you ready for some more You Tube fun??
You Tube is holding auditions for the You Tube Symphony -- and it is up to YOU to vote for who should get into the orchestra. This is such a cool project!! The chosen musicians will be flown to New York City from around the world to perform together in Carnegie Hall this April!
Voting will take place from February 14th through February 22nd at www.youtube.com/symphony.
Please vote for Tara!!!!!
1. Go to www.youtube.com/symphony
2. Click on the Vote button
3. Find my video under the "Cello" category (you can cycle through the contestants or search for "taraklein1027")
4. Cast your vote by clicking the green thumbs up!
Please help me in spreading the word to as many people as you can! Thank you so much for your support!! :)
Here is Tara's audition video from the 2008 "My Grammy Moment". I think she's pretty awesome, but I might be a little biased...